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Shepherd's View

Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 971913)

4.2

Good

Sykes rating

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

42 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely beautiful location and a very quirky, compact and amazing accommodation."

    The views were stunning as to were watching the red kites. Theres plenty to do nearby and some excellent pubs just down the road. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by FaithMay 2021

  • "The shepherds hut was lovely with excellent use of space and wonderful views and layout."

    but there were a couple of small niggles for the price point which stops me awarding full marks. There were a number of small faults - slightly broken toilet seat (lifted it up so as to not damage further but got cold bum!), broken outside chair slat, cooker hob that switched itself off and then gave a fault reading that no googling would fix (came back on after a rest), jacuzzi only half working (assume just not turning right buttons but one broken and couldn’t fix with several goes). Ultimately, I expect these things are the consequence of a non-stop season in difficult times but for £300 I expected a little better. I also worry I will get the blame for these kind of things so would be useful to know in advance if there are things awaiting fixing.

    Reviewed by CarlaOct 2020

  • "Had the most amazing stay and shepherds view."

    The hut was spotless and everyone was really friendly. Would definitely recommend to anyone and would love to go back

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2020

  • "On arrival, the Shepard's hut was not very clean, with old food in the kitchen sink drain and toothpaste on the bathroom cabinet."

    This was very disappointing, particularly during a pandemic. It seemed to need some maintenance such as the shower didn't drain properly, the toilet seat was falling off and the table wasn't screwed to the bed properly. Some instructions on how to get the bed down would of been handy! We had no WiFi although that wasn't a huge issue. Overall we enjoyed our stay and there are stunning views from the hut. The hot tub was big and we spent lots of time in it!

    Reviewed by EmilySep 2020

  • "We had a lovely week at Shepherd’s View."

    The hut was very clean and welcoming and the owner Gemma was very helpful for anything we needed. The hut is small but laid out very well with some clever storage so plenty of room for all of our clothing and belongings. The bed folds down from the wall so has a very thin mattress making it very hard to sleep on- luckily we had an air bed we put on top and this made it very comfortable. We had a few day trips out in the local area (Elan Valley was lovely) and the local town of Rhayader had a Spar for essentials and some nice dog friendly pubs serving food. When back at the hut we spent a lot of time relaxing in the hot tub! The garden was perfect for our two dogs to run around in and there was a lovely seating area and a fire pit for the colder nights. The site was beautiful, with around 6 other huts/pods behind us, it still felt private and the scenery was stunning. They are building some hobbit houses which look amazing, the only downside to this was building work going on during the day, but this didn’t affect us too much. Would definitely recommend staying here for a relaxing break with the added luxury of a hot tub and excellent views!

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2020

  • "The view and position was stunning Found the oven quite difficult to fathom and WiFi and TV signal was too poor for use."

    Despite that would definitely return

    Reviewed by HollyAug 2020

  • "Next time I will be bringing a fan with me as it was very hot because of the ..."

    Next time I will be bringing a fan with me as it was very hot because of the weather otherwise it was a excellent holiday and I will be definitely be booking another one soon

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2020

  • "We had an amazing stay here at Shepherds view and we would highly recommend to anyone!"

    The hut, hot tub and views were amazing. We were not disturbed throughout our stay and it felt private enough even with the other pods around us. The hosts were friendly and there was plenty to do in the local area. We visited Elan Valley, Devil's Bridge, drove the scenic route to Aberystwyth and had lovely meals out in Rhayader. We would definitely stay here again and even try one of the new pods which were being built. The only downside was the construction work going on to build the pods, however it didn't disturb us too much as we weren't at the hut in the day time.

    Reviewed by AidenAug 2020

  • "Great holiday"

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2020

  • "What an absolute gem!"

    ! Booked this for a surprise birthday trip and I wasn’t disappointed. It was just as perfect in real life as in the pictures. Picturesque views and so tranquil, so lovely and relaxing. Accommodation was easy to find and had everything needed. Gorgeous little welcome pack on arrival. Definitely would return, absolutely faultless trip away!

    Reviewed by JessicaJul 2020

  • "Although we were away during the storm this didn't dampen our experience we had ..."

    Although we were away during the storm this didn't dampen our experience we had a lovely weekend stay, using the hot tub during a storm was an experience never to be forgotten

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2020

  • "The location and views from the property were absolutely breathtaking, as was watching the red kytes fly overhead."

    The caravan was clean and well appointed and Gemma was very helpful when needed.

    Reviewed by TomJan 2020

  • "Absolutely loved Shepherds View."

    The views from the hot tub were amazing and a perfect size garden for anyone taking along a dog. All the facilities inside were perfect and it has everything you would ever need.

    Reviewed by JamesDec 2019

  • "Lovely lovely shepherd hut!"

    Hosts were amazing, great communication if and when I needed something (with it being over Christmas too it was excellent). Absolutely spotless, no faults at all. The only fault really is on Skye’s cottages it says it has a oven which it doesn’t, and after checking with the owner was told it doesn’t have an oven and it shouldn’t be listed.

    Reviewed by AmyDec 2019

  • "Had an briliant stay, Simon was very helpful and friendly."

    Definetely looking forward for another stay.

    Reviewed by EduardNov 2019

  • "Shepherds View is a lovely little hut with simply stunning views!"

    The site is perfectly located for finding adventures in the area. The hot tub is just what you need after a long day trekking the Welsh hills. Loved it here!

    Reviewed by AmieNov 2019

  • "Fantastic place with lovely views."

    Ruby our cocker spaniel had a whale of a time. So many gorgeous views and walks.

    Reviewed by KirstyOct 2019

  • "Our stay at shepherds view was amazing!"

    the views were amazing especially on an evening from the hot tub!

    Reviewed by NadineSep 2019

  • "Shepherds view had all you need for a relaxing private break."

    It was comfortable with all mod cons and spotlessly clean.The hot tub was fantastic.The everchanging views amazing.good to know the owners were a text away if you needed them.would highly recommend this property to anyone.

    Reviewed by StuSep 2019

  • "Amazing location and stunning views!"

    Unfortunately we didn’t get to meet the owners but that was no trouble as we had everything we needed, and the accommodation was perfect! The whole site is dog friendly with so many places close by to explore. Such a great find, will definitely be visiting again.

    Reviewed by JasmineSep 2019

  • "Comfort is down to the individual"

    Reviewed by WestonAug 2019

  • "Absolutely loved our break away!"

    The dog loved the enclosed garden and the beautiful countryside surrounding us. Hut was fantastic, very cosy! Will deffo be back!

    Reviewed by SophieAug 2019

  • "Fantastic few nights spent here - so relaxing and quiet!"

    Reviewed by LydiaAug 2019

  • "This is a lovely small site and if each cottage was as good as ours then you can’t go wrong."

    Excellent location just outside the beautiful town of Rhayader and within an hours drive of an array of fantastic places, a great place to visit for your mid-Wales visit in my view. Even the dog can’t believe how lucky he was

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "Currently there is land moving, excavation, heavy plant hire vehicles, drilling, from 7."

    50 till 18.30 except Sun. Vans parked outside the hut, we never used the hot tub as it wasn't private due to the above. No welcome file for info/advice or recommendations on local restaurants or places of interest. Maintenance is required to the hut and a good clean and cutlery had to be washed before use, we've stayed in sherherds huts on several occasions in Cornwall and really love them, this one was not as good and we were very disappointed with the whole experience. We have taken photos as we think you should see for yourselves. Let me know where to send them? We live in the country and generally we have tractors, trailers etc up and down our lane, but did not expect this on a weeks holiday away from it all...I believe we should have been informed about this and given the choice to change our accommodation, as the level of work being carried out is not small, its on a huge scale and clearly has been planned and discussed in advance, way before our arrival? This trip was a gift to my Daughter on completing her degree, to chill, have a lie in and take a well earned rest, but it did not fulfil the criteria as advertised, would you sit outside and use a hot tub with all that going on outside?

    Please send in your photographic evidence to info@sykescottages.co.uk with your booking reference as the subject so we are fully able to look into this matter further. Or call 01244 345 700, option 1, option 3, we are open 9-7pm, 7 days a week. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KerryJun 2019

  • "Had a really great stay."

    Very picturesque scenery surrounding us which was lovely. Would definitely recommend to others

    Reviewed by LilyMay 2019

  • "Absolutely stunning views we had a really chilled out weekend"

    Reviewed by GMar 2019

  • "Amazing stay"

    Reviewed by ShaneMar 2019

  • "We had a wonderful weekend break at Shepherds View."

    The cabin had everything we needed and was spotlessly clean. The location is excellent for long walks in the Elan Valley, and to also grab a drink in the lovely little pubs just up the road in Rhayader. After that then you get to relax and unwind in the hot tub surrounded by the beautiful views. I would definitely recommend Shepherds View to family and friends. We had a great time !

    Reviewed by JoJan 2019

  • "We had a fantastic stay over New Year's Eve."

    The view from the hut is incredible and we loved spending each morning sat in the hot tub watching the red kites soar in the sky. It's a real treat to be in the middle of the countryside but have the modern luxury of Shepherd's view. It is so comfortable inside and has absolutely everything you need. Everybody involved and associated with the pods was fantastic and very helpful. When we accidentally blew a fuse in the hut (completely our fault!!), Gemma was so kind and professional on the phone and someone was over to resolve the issue in less than 5 minutes. We even met the owners Mother in Law when we accidentally drove on to her farm trying to find the place (a little on that below). She was so kind and hopped straight into her car and led us to where we needed to be. Only advice to those visiting would be to ignore the directions (which I presume are automatically generated by Sykes). Given that we were headed to a reasonably remote location, we thought it was better to use the directions than follow google maps, but the directions are useless and are just very vague directions to the postcode (which takes you to a farm slightly down the road). If you type in "Gellilas" to google maps, it will take you exactly to where you need to be. Overall, a brilliant break away and we will definitely be coming back!! It was cloudy whilst we were there but I bet the stars on a clear night are worth the return visit!

    Reviewed by CatherineDec 2018

  • "Loving the availability of the private hot tub and fire pit."

    Couldn't ask for more from a little dog friendly place with a nice view

    Reviewed by SimonDec 2018

  • "We loved our stay at Shepherd’s View!"

    It had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and relaxing. The hot tub was awesome and our pup loved the space he had to run around and watch the sheep from a safe distance! Have already recommended it to friends and can’t wait to return soon!

    Reviewed by LucyOct 2018

  • "Sheperds View is a delightful little cabin with all you need for a comfortable holiday very small and compact with nice size shower."

    I wouldnt say suitable for complete self catering If complex meals are required but with thought and planning suitable. Very clean on arrival with a nice enclosed garden not overlooking anyone else. The Hot tub is superb with views from the cabin absolutly stunning. lots of walking to anyone's ability within a short distance and a lovely town with an assortment of shops and eating places. My one thought would be If you are elderly there are steps to get into the cabin and the bed is faily hefty to lift up in the morning but not a problem If fairly fit and able. Added pleasure the Red Kites flying overhead every day. In all a very nice holiday restful and pleasant we would certainly return.

    Reviewed by JaniceOct 2018

  • "Excellent website, easy to navigate - lots of information and pictures to help you choose."

    The accommodation we went to exceeded our expectation. Beautiful stunning scenery, quiet and peaceful. Exceptionally clean and tidy, cute shepherds hut - with everything you'd need for 2 people...and the private hot tub was utter luxury. Worth every penny, would love to go back.

    Reviewed by HeatherSep 2018

  • "The hut was amazing, very clean with everything you could possibly need!"

    The views from the hot tub were just simply stunning. The town was close by for anything we needed - we had an amazing holiday!

    Reviewed by JudiAug 2018

  • "Shepherd's view was absolutely stunning."

    Very clean, met all the stated criteria on the advert, plus nothing was too much trouble for the staff, very friendly, accommodating and highly recommended. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2018

  • "The hut was perfect, it had everything we needed and more, it was clean and well thought out."

    The hot tub was great and the views were amazing! Our Jack Russell loved playing in the garden, which was enclosed and safe for him to run around without escaping. We had a lovely mini holiday, thank you.

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2018

  • "It's a marvellous setting with a great view and we were blessed with a week of warm sunshine."

    The hut is rather small and we were grateful fo the good weather and enclosed yard/garden with dog proof fences..especially important with a field of sheep around us, and Red Kites flying overhead. As a new development the hut is well equipped...all round though as it is their first summer a few teething glitches. The family and staff who run the site were great. The WiFi was down for the first couple of days but then was fine.We found the cooker and hop really difficult to operate... It was unneccessarily modern and Hi Tec with impenetrable instructions. Lots to do locally.. especially if you like nature and the great outdoors... walks around the Red Kite feeding centre , Elan Valley Reservoirs and the local nature reserve and riverside in town..and it would have been good to have had our ride on the Vale of Rheeidol Railway - we got there and saw the train arrive but the return service was cancelled because of a lineside fire.

    Reviewed by GJun 2018

  • "We had a brilliant time."

    Shepherds view was lovely and the hot tub.it was peaceful with beautiful surroundings.the owners were very helpful.

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2018

  • "Lovely Shepherds Hut."

    Lovely views. Will be a very nice site once all the pods and another hut are in place. Nicely spaced out. Was clean and the host Gemma was very nice.

    Reviewed by HazelApr 2018

  • "I booked this holiday for me and my partner to go away for a valentines break with our dog."

    I booked Shepherds View because it looked like nothing i've seen before and it was different but at the same time - very modern. The whole week was amazing from start to finish. The one thing I was a little wary of was how small it looked, but I can honestly say its a lot bigger and spacious than it might look! Its got great facilities inside, the bed is very very comfy, its modern from top to bottom and we loved it. The place itself, is so remote, if you have a dog it is ideal - There is big open fields everywhere for them to run wild! The hot tub is huge and is so nice to relax in, in the evening or the afternoon. it is very easy to use and does everything you would ask of a hot tub! The owners are so helpful, kind and also very reachable via text or phone! They were lovely to us all week. So all in all I can highly recommend this place, the other pods look stunning too, all with private hot tubs. There is a town literally 3 minutes drive down the road with everything you need, with a big Tesco and Aldi also only 15 minutes away. We will more than likely come back and fetch other members of the family too!

    Reviewed by SheridanFeb 2018

  • "We have recently returned from a 3 night stay at Shepherds View and we are already looking forward to returning."

    The hut itself is stunning! It is finished to a very high standard and looks out over the most stunning views, the hot tub is an added bonus. It is a short drive into the town of Rhayader which has a local Spar shop and some lovely pubs (we ate at the Lamb & Flag which was lovely) Communication with the owners was extremely easy and they were happy to help with any questions we had. Thank you for such a lovely stay we look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by SiobhanDec 2017

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The property

Rhayader 2 miles.

Shepherd's View is a contemporary hut embracing a tranquil, scenic countryside location near the fascinating market town of Rhayader, Powys.

Boasting homely accommodation and with a luxury hot tub to make the most of.This is the perfect romantic getaway for you and your loved one.

Enter the property and feel instantly welcome by its immaculate presentation and warming tone.

Kick back and relax on the comfy bench seat whilst watching the TV, or simply appreciating the wonderful countryside views through the beautiful stable door.

The compact kitchen area is well-equipped and finished with pristine, neutral fixtures and fittings.

To the right of the hut the cosy bench can be transformed into a double bed, also looking out towards the picturesque Rhayader countryside, the perfect sight to wake up to.

Get ready for your day in the shower room with shower, basin and toilet facility.

The outdoor area here at Shepherd's View is perhaps its finest asset, take a seat on the patio furniture or even in your own luxury hot tub with a glass of bubbly and revel in your location.

Rhayader, just two miles away, is a stunning market town offering a fine selection of quality amenities and a museum and art gallery.

The surrounding countryside provides a multitude of scenic walks and cycle paths to make the most of.

An eccentric hut in a fabulous countryside location. Note: This can be booked with 976618 Woodland View, 932323 Valley View, 963226 Meadow View, 976617 Hillside View, and 976810 Mountain View.

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Open plan studio accommodation with one double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawn and patio with hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Four steps up to property
  • Note: The bed pulls down on top of the sitting area
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only
  • Note: Hot tub is cleaned on changeover and can take up to 12 hours to be back to optimal temperature
  • Note: Check in is 4pm
  • Note:This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

RHAYADER

Llandrindod Wells 10 miles; Aberystwyth 34 miles.

Rhayader is a small Welsh market town with a selection of tea rooms, pubs, restaurants, amenities and unique little boutiques, including local antiques. An added bonus of a leisure centre with a large swimming pool and a weekly livestock market. The Red Kite Feeding Station, on the outskirts of the town is a great attraction not to be missed. Rhayader is the first town on the River Wye and is home to the spectacular dams and reservoirs of the Elan and Claerwen Valleys. The Elan Valley offers a variety of walks and cycle trails (cycle hire is available in Rhayader), as well as a visitor’s centre with café and children's play area. This area is known as the Wildlife Centre of Wales, with its amazing variety of nature reserves open for visitors to enjoy. There is also pony trekking available in the area. Visit Builth Wells, where the Spring Festival, Royal Welsh Agricultural Show and Winter Fair are all held annually. Alternatively, a scenic drive will take you to the Welsh coast 34 miles away.

Note: Babes-in-arms only.
Note: Hot tub is cleaned on changeover and can take up to 12 hours to be back to optimal temperature.
The owner is developing the land to add further properties to this location, please note that construction work may take place in the vicinity during your stay.
Note:This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250

This property offers the following short breaks:

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